In 2015 a few fresh faces joined the staff at My Sister Knits and we thought it could be fun to give you a chance to get to know them a little better.
We interviewed Eric-Jon about his passion for knitting and we hope you'll enjoy learning more about him while thinking of your own answers to these questions.
What is your earliest crafting memory?
I grew up making scale models of classic cars. When I was around 9 or 10, I used Popsicle sticks to make a scale model of the house I wanted to live in.
How old were you when you learned how to knit and who taught you?
I learned to knit when I was 20 or 21 years old.I can’t say for sure exactly, but, I believe that Dana (my best friend's girlfriend at the time) may have taught me. I do recall her being a big influence on my interest and desire to create garments from strands of fiber.
What do you consider to be the most challenging project you've worked on so far?
The most challenging project I’ve worked on so far, is a mitten. I have big ol’ sausage fingers, so working tiny cylinders (such as a thumb) in the round can be a feat.
What tip, trick, or technique would you like to master in 2016?
I am determined to master invisible seams and create my own cabling patterns.
Where is your favorite place to knit?
My favorite place to knit is anywhere with a comfy chair near a fire and a beverage.
What is on your needles right now?
I think I may now truly be a knitter, since I have multiple sets of needles with varying projects – Armonika Cowl, Scarf to donate to FoCo Café, 100 stitch Cowl in the round (Toft Pattern), Men’s tie, Men’s bowtie, bowties for dogs, Quick & Bulky Mittens.
We'll share photos of his projects as they come off his needles! We look forward to seeing you soon.